Flood relief jam
▪ The polar vortex hasn't been quite kind to pipes, as the members of three Pittsburgh bands noticed when they got a look at their practice studio.
Jazzam, Wreck Loose and Backstabbing Good People, who share space in Lawrenceville, found a flood that destroyed thousands of dollars' worth of gear.
The bands will gather at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville tonight to recoup some of the money in a benefit show. Entry is free but donations will be accepted at the door.
There will also be donation-based giveaway of original artwork donated by local artists as well as a comedy set by Krish Mohan.
It begins at 8 p.m. at 4023 Butler St. www.thunderbirdcafe.net.
Zombo throws a Snow Ball
• Zombo is at it again.
The Lawrenceville-based promoter/musician/DJ who produces the summer Rock All Night Tour (RANT) is back with his second annual Snow Ball Music Festival Saturday at Cattivo in Lawrenceville.
It runs from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m with 17 bands on two stages.
Playing the downstairs stage will be DJ Zombo, Chrome Moses, Faithful Sinners, Allegheny Rhythm Rangers, The Armadillos, Shelf Life String Band, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Thunder Vest and Solarburn.
Upstairs stage has DJ Pandemic Pete, BOON, Elliott Sussman, Charlie Hustle & The Grifters, Vertigo Go, Son of Bitch, MotherHawk, Chet Vincent & The Big Bend, Lungs Face Feet and The Cheats.
It's a bargain at $10. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. at 146 44th St.
Biggies Bullies benefit
• If you love pit bulls and hip-hop -- they seem to go together -- RARE Nation x Miami Nights Productions has the show for you on Saturday.
Palermo Stone, Beedie, AF Rome, Mars Jackson, Bill Niels, Cody Mojo and JKJ play a hip-hop showcase at Mr. Smalls to benefit Biggies Bullies, a rescue foundation devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing pit bulls in Pittsburgh.
The show begins at 7 p.m. Admission is $10. For info, search "Biggies Bullies" on Facebook.